The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 8 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 8.70% 8.54% 18.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 50.00% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £385 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £55.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +16.36%
SQL
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Worcestershire region.

Programming Languages Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
24 14 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 26.09% 17.07% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 23
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £368 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Worcestershire region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Worcestershire region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcester +8 8 £363 -9.37% 5
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) Sun
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Infor
3 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
4 4 (18.18%) Northgate
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
5 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
5 3 (13.64%) Publishing
5 3 (13.64%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
6 2 (9.09%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (9.09%) QA
6 2 (9.09%) FalconStor
6 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) DHCP
6 2 (9.09%) DNS
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Windows
7 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.55%) .NET
7 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.55%) Ingres
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Systems Support
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Sun Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Sun Support
4 2 (9.09%) Report Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Statistical Analysis
1 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
1 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) Sun
2 9 (40.91%) Infor
3 4 (18.18%) Northgate
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) FalconStor
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) SAP